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Dr. Patrick Wyse Jackson

Assoc Prof & Curator of the Museum (Geology)
MUSEUM BUILDING

Head of School (School Office - Natural Sciences)


Patrick Wyse Jackson is an Associate Professor of Geology, Curator of the Geological Museum, Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, Tutor, Head of the School of Natural Sciences, and a former Head of Geology and Director of Post-Graduate Teaching and Learning in the School of Natural Sciences. His main research interests are on the taxonomy, functional morphology and biology of Palaeozoic bryozoans, particularly those from the Ordovician and Mississippian geological time periods. With a number of international colleagues, he is currently working on aspects of some fossil bryozoan faunas, and on the revision of the Order Fenestrata for the forthcoming edition of the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology to be published by the University of Kansas. Patrick has published one hundred papers and meeting abstracts on his bryozoan research for which was was awarded a Sc.D. by the University of Dublin in 2017, and over 150 notes, papers, and books in other fields including the history and philosophy of geology and the use of building materials in Ireland. He is currently a co-PI on the innovative cross-disciplinary project 'Making Victorian Dublin' being carried out with colleagues in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture in Trinity. This project is focussed on the extractive industries and building trades, and craftsmen who worked on the Museum Building and elsewhere, in the middle decades of the 1800s. His books include 'The Chronologers' Quest: episodes in the search for the age of the Earth' (Cambridge, 2006) and 'Introducing Palaeontology: a guide to ancient life' (Dunedin Academic Press, 2010). He has served the administration of several Irish and international organisations in various capacities, and has organised several conferences and two international symposia in Trinity. He is a past-President of the Dublin Naturalists' Field Club, the Irish Geological Association, and the International Bryozoology Association, and a past-Chairman of the Geological Curators' Group. He edited the international journals 'The Geological Curator' for thirteen years and 'Earth Sciences History' - the journal of the History of Earth Sciences Society for three. He is a member of the International Commission for the History of Geological Sciences, and a past-Chair of the Royal Irish Academy Committee for the History of Irish Science.
  Bryozoans   Building Stone   Building Stones   Carboniferous, Devonian and Ordovician geology of Ireland   Earth Science   Fossil and Living Bryozoans   Fossils   Geological Museums   Geology   Geology for the General Public   History of Geology   History of Science   Palaeontology   Paleontology, Paleoecology   Plate Tectonics
 Palaeozoic Bryozoans of Ireland, Britain and Europe
 Revision of Bryozoa, Part G, Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology: Fenestrata
 GEOSCHOL - Geology for schools in Ireland
 The black and white photographs of John Joly
 Making Victorian Dublin

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History of the Earth Sciences Society (U.S.A.) Councilor-at-large 2001-2003
International Bryozoology Association Council Member 1992-date; Conference volume facilitator 2001-date; President-Elect 2010-2013; President 2013-2016 1992-date
Editor 'The Geological Curator', Geological Curators' Group 1993-2006
Geological Curators' Group, Chairman 2002-2004
National Committee for the History of Science in Ireland, Royal Irish Academy Member 1996-2012; Chair 2005-2009 1996-2012
National Committee for Geology, Royal Irish Academy Member 1996-1999; 2003-2004 1996-1999; 2003-2004
National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics, Royal Irish Academy, Member 2003-2004
Society for the History of Natural History Representative for Ireland 2004-date
History of Geology Group, Geological Society of London, Committee member 2005-2008
Irish Geological Association Secretary 1989-1990; Vice President 1994; President 1995-1996 1989-1996
Dublin Naturalists' Field Club Hon. Secretary 1988-1991; Vice President 1994-1995; President 1992-1993; Committee member/Director 1988-1995, 2005-2006 1988-
Earth Sciences History, Editor 2005-2007; Associate Editor 2008-date 2005-date
Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, Royal Irish Academy, Editorial Board 2011-date
External Ph.D. reviewer: University of Birmingham, University of Reading, and Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
Journal of Paleontology, USA, Associate Editor 2016-date
Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, Royal Irish Academy, Editor 2017-date
Palaeontographical Society, UK: Vice-President 2018-present
Irish representative in the Commission for Global Heritage Stone 2018-date
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International Bryozoology Association 1988
International Commission on the History of Geology (INHIGEO) 1994
Palaeontological Association 1988
Paleontological Society 1990
History of Earth Sciences Society
Society for the History of Natural History
History of Geology Group, Geological Society of London
Dublin Naturalists' Field Club 1985
Irish Geological Association
Geological Curators' Group 1988
Palaeontographical Society, UK 2018
Christine Casey and Patrick N. Wyse Jackson, The Museum Building of Trinity College Dublin: a model of Victorian craftsmanship, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2019, Book, PUBLISHED
A stone menagerie and botanical conservatory: the naturalistic carvings of the Museum Building in, editor(s)Christine Casey and Patrick N. Wyse Jackson , The Museum Building of Trinity College Dublin: a model of Victorian craftsmanship, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2019, pp217 - 251, [Patrick N. Wyse Jackson and Peter S. Wyse Jackson ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Vertical and Horizontal: changes in the design, settings, and use of the Museum Building 1853-2018 in, editor(s)Christine Casey and Patrick N. Wyse Jackson , The Museum Building of Trinity College Dublin: a model of Victorian craftsmanship, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2019, pp305 - 341, [Patrick N. Wyse Jackson], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Mary Katherine Andrews (1851-1914) in, editor(s)C. Dalton and G. McGlynn , Giants of the Irish Quaternary , Dublin, Irish Quaternary Association, 2019, pp37 - 43, [Patrick N. Wyse Jackson], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Descriptions of stone types used in the Museum Building in, editor(s)Christine Casey and Patrick N. Wyse Jackson , The Museum Building of Trinity College Dublin: a model of Victorian craftsmanship , Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2019, pp359 - 371, [Louise Caulfield and Patrick N. Wyse Jackson], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Patrick N. Wyse Jackson, Louise Caulfield, Martin Feely, Ambrose Joyce jr and Matthew A. Parkes, Connemara Marble, Galway, Ireland: a Global Heritage Stone Resource proposal, Geological Society of London Special Publications , 2019, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Wyse Jackson, Patrick N. and Key, Marcus M., Jr. , Epizoan and endoskeletozoan distribution across reassembled ramose stenolaemate bryozoan zoaria from the Upper Ordovician (Katian) of the Cincinnati Arch region, USA. , Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists , 2019, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Patrick N. Wyse Jackson, Irish 'Rock Stars': John Hart (1797-1872), Earth Science Ireland, 24, 2019, p8 - 9, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Patrick N. Wyse Jackson and Marcus M. Key, Jr. , Bryozoan Skeletalisation Index (BSI): a measure of the degree of calcification in stenolaemate bryozoans, 18th International Bryozoology Association Conference, Liberec, Czech Republic, 16-22 June 2019, edited by K. Zagorsek , 2019, pp84-, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
Sergio González-Mora, Adrian Bancroft, Patrick N. Wyse Jackson & Francisco Sour-Tovar , Predator-antifouling induced polyphenism in fenestrate Bryozoa from the Carboniferous of Oaxaca, Mexico., 18th International Bryozoology Association Conference, Liberec, Czech Republic, 16-22 June 2019, edited by K. Zagorsek , 2019, pp107-, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
  

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Louise Caulfield, Patrick N. Wyse Jackson, Andrew Tierney, Christine Casey, 'Irish Marble: Local to Global', Dublin, Making Victorian Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, 2018, -, Film production, PUBLISHED
Patrick N. Wyse Jackson, The geological trail at Rochdale Public Cemetery, Earth Science Ireland, 21, 2017, p5 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Patrick N. Wyse Jackson, The Geological Heritage of West Kerry. Pedler's Lake: first evidence of the Ice Age in Ireland, West & Mid Kerry Live Corca Dhuibhne Beo , 155, 2015, p19-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Patrick N. Wyse Jackson, Dredging around Ireland: over 200 years of marine surveys, Sherkin Comment, 60, 2015, p7 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Vanessa and Patrick N. Wyse Jackson (eds), Rathgar Methodist Church (1874-2014): reflections on 140 years of service, worship & mission. , Dublin, Rathgar Methodist Church, 2014, 48pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Lena Viskova, Olga Weiss, Patrick N. Wyse Jackson and Andrej Ernst, Raisa Vasiljevna Gorjunova 1933-2014: an appreciation. , International Bryozoology Association Bulletin, 10, (1), 2014, p17 - 20, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Patrick N. Wyse Jackson, The Geological Heritage of West Kerry. Ferriter's Cove: a haven of fossils, West & Mid Kerry Live Corca Dhuibhne Beo, (130), 2014, p54-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Patrick N. Wyse Jackson, Geological Heritage of West Kerry: Slea Head: ancient rivers at the edge of Ireland., West & Mid Kerry Live Corca Dhuibhne Beo, 131, 2014, p32 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Patrick N. Wyse Jackson, Geological Heritage of West Kerry: Kilmurry Bay: egg-shaped boulders and fossil sand-dunes., West & Mid Kerry Live Corca Dhuibhne Beo, 132, 2014, p42 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Patrick N. Wyse Jackson, Geological Heritage of West Kerry: Inch: a geological conundrum and more than an inch of sand, West & Mid Kerry Live Corca Dhuibhne Beo, 134, 2014, p50 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Sylvester Bradley Award, Palaeontological Association 1999
Paleontological Society of Washington - honorary membership 2004
Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin 2006
Trinity Monday Memorial Discourse 'John Joly' 2007
New Permian bryozoan species named: Phragmophera patricki Ernst & Nakrem, 2007 2007
International Bryozoology Association President-Elect 2010-2013
New Permian bryozoan genus named: Wysejacksonella Ernst & Gorgij, 2013 2013
International Bryozoology Association President 2013-2016
New Permian bryozoan genus named: Wyseotrypa Gilmour, 2014 2014